News & Press: Research

Your Participation Requested: Implantable Devices Survey

Monday, May 6, 2019  

Often in the course of conducting research, it is helpful for investigators to obtain information about current practice patterns, values, or other issues and opinions from physicians. The Research Division of the Spine Intervention Society has reviewed and approved dissemination of the following survey to Society members.


Understanding Current Practice Patterns in Pain Management for Radiofrequency Procedures for Chronic Spinal Pain in Patients with Implantable Devices

Radiofrequency ablation performed in a patient with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may cause device malfunction or damage. There are currently no intra-procedural safety guidelines available for device management for the pain or spine interventionalist. This is a preliminary survey-based study to investigate current practice patterns in pain management for radiofrequency ablation when a cardiac implantable electrical device (CIED) is present. We will be asking a series of questions including practice demographics, number of procedures performed, screening for CIED, and protocols used. We will use these data to create a review with a practice guideline for peri-procedural or intra-procedural management of defibrillators and pacemakers for the spine interventionalist.

The survey is expected to take no more than 5 minutes.

Please click here to access the survey.


Principal Investigator: Jason Friedrich, MD
Co-Investigators: Ben Marshall, MD and Elise Adcock, MD
University of Colorado Pain Medicine

If your research would benefit from survey of SIS members, click here for details.

Contact Us

120 E. Ogden Ave. Ste. 202
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
P: 630.203.2252
Toll Free: 888.255.0005

© Copyright 2019 Spine Intervention Society 501(c)( 3) Privacy Policy  ::  Legal